Artists, Painters, Who was/is

Who was Jeanne Hébuterne?

Jeanne Hébuterne, French painter of the later 19th and early 20th centuries, her works are considered as expressionists. However, in the History of Art, Hébuterne is part of the group of women artists who is only remembered as the wife, lover, or muse of someone. Jeanne Hébuterne She was the second child to Achille Casimir… Continue reading Who was Jeanne Hébuterne?

Art History, Artists

Society of Women Artists

The Society of Women Artists, or SWA is a British art society and registered charity, that has a unique history dedicated to celebrating and promoting art created by women. It was founded in about 1855 with the name of Society of Female Artists (SFA), offering women artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works.… Continue reading Society of Women Artists

Artists, Impressionism, Painters

Who was Thalia-Flora Karavia?

Thalia-Flora Karavia was a Greek artist who is better-known for her sketches of soldiers at war and by being a member of the Munich School. She painted a wide range of themes: portraits, landscapes, still lifes, genre scenes and book illustrations. Her portraits stand out for the penetrating analysis that the she makes of the… Continue reading Who was Thalia-Flora Karavia?

Art History, Painters, Renaissance

Drawings by Sofonisba Anguissola

The Renaissance artist Sofonisba Anguissola is well-known for her paintings, especially for the portraits of her family and of members of the Spanish court. However, not many people know that she was fantastic at drawing too. Old woman studying the alphabet with a laughing girl and Asdrubale bitten by a crawfish are the only drawings… Continue reading Drawings by Sofonisba Anguissola

Art History, Artists, On this day...

On this day… died Harriet Powers

Hi everyone, let’s start this 2020 remembering the African American slave and folk artist Harriet Powers. She is famous for being a quilt maker who used traditional appliqué (ornamental needlework) techniques to record local legends, biblical stories or astronomical events on her quilts. Harriet Powers in 1901 (Photo credit: Wikimedia commons) Unfortunately, only two of… Continue reading On this day… died Harriet Powers